This atlas documents current surgical approaches to the craniocervical junction and the cervical spine, providing step-by-step guidance on procedures and cervical spine stabilization techniques. Opening chapters present essential information on anatomy, depict pathologies with the aid of illustrative cases, describe the role of imaging techniques in patient evaluation, and discuss surgical instrumentation and patient positioning. The different techniques employed in this delicate anatomic region, including transnasal and transoral endoscopic approaches to the craniocervical junction and posterior and anterior approaches to the cervical spine, are then explained and illustrated with a view to providing the surgeon with a clear reference that can be used in the operating room. In addition, practical advice is offered on the treatment of potential complications, postoperative management, and rehabilitation. This book will be of value not only to neurosurgeons but also to orthopedists, ENT surgeons, neurologists, and physiatrists.
Dr Stefano Boriani is Director of Department of Oncologic and Degenerative Spine Surgery at Rizzoli Institute (IOR), Bologna, Italy. After his first specialization in Orthopedics and Traumatology he became responsible of sub-unit of Oncologic Spine Surgery in the Department of Bone Tumor Surgery. His most important surgical and scientific interest concerns diagnosis and treatment of spine tumors. Other field of activity and research are: spine fractures, post-traumatic deformities, mini-invasive approaches.
1 Anatomy of the Craniocervical Junction (CCJ).- 2 Anatomy of the Cervical Spine and Neck.- 3 Imaging of Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine (imaging pathology related) CAR.- 54 Interventional Radiology.- 5 Disease of Craniocervical Junction (Exemplificative cases).- 6 Disease of Cervical Spine (Exemplificative cases).- 7 Anesthesiological Management in Cervical Spine Surgery.- 8 Surgical Approach to Craniocervical Junction (Endoscopic Transnasal-transoral-Robotic).- 9 Surgical Approach to Cervical Spine (Anterior and posterior approach).- 10 Surgical Instrumentation and Patient Positioning (Tracheotomy when indicate; different patient position).- 11Cervical Spine Stabilization (anterior and posterior; materials).- 12 Surgical Planning.- 13 Complications in Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine Surgery.- 14 Post-operative Management.